Henry Blanco Elects Free Agency

THURSDAY: Blanco cleared waivers, declined his outright assignment and has elected free agency, the Mariners announced on Twitter.

TUESDAY: To make room for the newly-acquired Travis Witherspoon on the 40-man roster, the Mariners announced that they have designated catcher Henry Blanco for assignment.

Blanco, 42, slashed just .125/.215/.240 in 107 big league platea appearances this season.  Blanco joined Seattle in June, just days after he was cut loose by the Blue Jays.  Over 16 years in the majors, the well-traveled veteran owns a .223/.288/.361 line with the Cubs, D'Backs, Braves, Brewers, Twins, Mets, Rockies, Dodgers, Padres, Mariners, and Blue Jays.

To keep track of Blanco and other players in DFA limbo, check out MLBTR's DFA Tracker.


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